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  1. CPU : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=70541&promoid=1302
    RAM : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=74758&promoid=1321
    MOBO : http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=71114&promoid=1302
    It's a good motherboard for the price, you can get cheaper parts in ncix us, and with free shipping(over orders that are more than 100$), also you don't need the ram at 1866, since the speed difference will be negligible in the performance, and with really tall heat spreaders, which will not give much clearance to an aftermarket cooler
    That's not the 7870 tahiti le, get the sapphire 7870 XT, which is a tahiti le : http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-11199-20-20G/dp/B00AWKYB1M/
    I would get a ssd with mlc nand over tlc(the samsung 840 non pro has tlc nand), it's faster and it will have more endurance :
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004W2JL2A/?tag=pcpapi-20

    Also you'll need an aftermarket cooler, if you want to overclock the cpu, if you don't have one :
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233082&Tpk=xigmatek%20gaia or
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=64385&promoid=1302
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    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Fwwm
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Fwwm/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Fwwm/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.48 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($54.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $930.36
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-23 19:30 EST-0500)
  3. What's you reason for throwing out the ssd? Not a justifiable performance gain for the price? I'm fine with a small capacity.
  4. If you want a 128GB ssd get the sandisk ultra plus for 90$ in amazon : http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Ultra-2-5-Inch-Solid-SDSSDHP-128G-G25/dp/B0093HMKVI/

    Get the i5 and the other stuff in ncix us, most of the parts listed you can get it cheaper in ncix us, and it's a reliable website.
    Say a budget and if you need the psu,case,etc.
  5. Alright, thanks I'm fine with 256 gigs, just for some breathing room.
    How would this do performance wise, in, say, far cry 3? Doesn't have to be maxed out.
  6. You can expect more than 40 fps at high quality settings : http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/crysis_3_graphics_performance_review_benchmark,6.html

    It's still not optimized for the game, i guess there will be new amd drivers that will boost the performance in crysis 3.
  7. Oh one more thing! This may sound like a very noobish question, but how would I need to get to connect to the internet through this?
  8. Either through ethernet port or if you want wireless, get a usb or pci wireless adapter.
  9. What would you reccomend?
  10. Oh, and I'll need a sound card too, won't I?
  11. You don't need a sound card, the motherboard already got a good onboard audio.
    This one is good if you really need a wireless adapter : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166082 (24$ after promo code)
  12. Thanks to both of you, helped a lot! Final question, any good guides to building that you know of? I've got a pretty good idea of what I'm doing, but I wanna follow along with a guide to make sure I don't skip a step and mess up everything.
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